What To Do In Malta – Trendsetting Travel

With fossil-studded cliffs, sparkling hidden coves, exhilarating diving opportunities and a treasured history, the Maltese islands have it all. The Maltese Archipelago is made up of three islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino. Visitors arrive every year to discover the natural beauty of the islands. Malta is the largest of the three and provides the most activity.

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Due to Malta’s favorable tax regime for commercial yachting, the boat charter industry has grown in the past few years.

If medieval cities delight you,

Vittoriosa

is a perfect place to dock. This old fortified city dates back to the 1500s.

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In addition to the remarkable views of the architecture, the area has several tourist attractions on the Vittoriosa Waterfront including the Palace of the General of the Galleys and the Order of St John’s treasury. The former is now a museum and the latter is home to the

Malta Maritime Museum

.

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Travel to the western end of Comino to discover the

Blue Lagoon

. Comino’s biggest attraction will have you feeling like you’re walking in a magazine. Dive into the blinding blueness for excellent swimming and snorkeling. The southern end of the lagoon is roped off to keep boats out, but you can comfortably dock in the northern end.

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There are several impressive boat dive locations in the Maltese archipelago. The

Billinghurst Cave

in the northern part of Gozo has a depth of 27 meters. Inside the cave you will find red sponges, soft corals and other types of marine life. The most impressive part of the cave is the view of the blue open water with the sun shining through from the outer reef as you leave the cave.

Explore Malta Nautical Charm Billinghurst Cave

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One of the most picturesque sites in the Maltese archipelago is the

Azure Window

, a limestone natural arch on the island of Gozo. It has been featured in films such as Clash of the Titans, The Count of Monte Cristo, and the Odyssey. It is close to Dwerja, one of the best diving locations.

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No trip to the area would be complete without a visit to Malta’s capital,

Valleta

. The city has been designated European Capital of Culture for 2018. The streets are filled with jazz and there are several feasts throughout the year. In February, the Maltese carnival is a must see.

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Shannon

After receiving a degree in journalism, she pursued a career as a professional photographer that has allowed her to travel extensively. When not traveling, she lives in Atlanta where she is working on opening a photography studio and bar that's inspired by her favorite cities around the world and merges her love of food, culture and art.